New Chalet Owners: Don’t bury your head!

Buying a second home in the Alps is a complicated, lengthy and expensive business.  Oh, but it is so worth it!  To have your own place to call home in a ski resort is an absolute luxury for us mountain-lovers.

After months of wrangling with estate agents, lawyers, tax advisers, notaries and planning authorities, you finally get the keys to your long awaited property.  You are champing at the bit to get out to the Alps and make the most of your new acquisition.  It’s time to get the property ready for action!  Ok. So, let’s get started. There are three ways to approach this and it is important to recognise which boat you want to sail from the very beginning:

1. Spreadsheet Junkie

This is your dream property and it is all that has occupied your thoughts since you first clapped eyes on it months ago.  You have lists and spreadsheets covering every single detail such as: Furniture for each room, when it needs to be ordered by and weights and dimensions for delivery; Number of pillow cases for each room for private use, rental purposes and emergency back-up;  Range of crockery and confirmation that it won’t be discontinued any time soon so that replacements can be sent out in the event of a very rowdy week; All the lighting, electrical goods and plugs are compatible.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  In short, you’ve thought of absolutely everything and all is ship-shape, lined up and ready to go.  You’re totally on it!

2. Delegation is the name of the game

You can’t wait to get out to your new property and enjoy it.  You definitely deserve a break from work, your crazy hectic family life and chock-a-block social diary.  In fact, you are so busy that it only seems like two minutes ago that you got the keys to the chalet and the winter season is now looming.  An interior designer-come-superhero is what you need to get the place ready.  There is bags of room in the budget and this is the only feasible way of getting your chalet dressed to impress and ready to provide the easy life you crave on your holiday from the moment you walk in the door. Or is it?

3. Cool, calm and collected

If the thought of an interior designer taking over your dream isn’t your bag, or the cost sends shivers down your spine, then you might find yourself most at home here in camp 3:  Welcome to the Chalet Shop Ski Property Package.

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So, how does it work? Firstly, we get to know your style, your budget and your floor plans inside out.  Then we create a package of everything you need to get your chalet up and running.  We organise a lorry to deliver everything directly to your property and take care of the customs paperwork. We can even include your personal items with our delivery.  We’re always on hand with advice and we welcome your input.  From start to finish, you can be involved as much or as little as you like.  You will always have the final say on what goes in the lorry and what doesn’t.   By  the way, we are not interior designers, but we do have extensive chalet management experience and pretty good taste (even if we do say so ourselves).  If it sounds straightforward, that’s because it is!

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Don’t just take our word for it.  Here’s what one of our most recent customers had to say after the arrival of her package in Austria.

‘It really has felt like Christmas!  I am delighted with the quality of the kitchenware, crockery and all the beautiful accessories. The linen and towels are really 5 star. Thank you for always giving such excellent and speedy service. It has been a pleasure working with you. You have been the difference between utter chaos and a lovely holiday! I am delighted. ‘

Here’s a selection of some of the products we can include in our packages, just in case you need any more temptation.

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So, if we have managed to grab your attention and you want to know more then just drop us a line at info@villa-shop.co.uk or call us to talk about your exciting project on 0161 883 1992.  We look forward to hearing from you!